It’s been a while since I updated this blog. I’ve been dealing with a lot lately, and my writing was pushed to the back burner. Let’s catch up. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to find a specialist who works with autistic adults so I can get a diagnosis. Most providers in my … Continue reading Processing…
An autistic person’s good day can easily become bad with three little words: “Change of plans.” For starters, it’s bad enough when the plans are made last-minute. I can spend a lot of energy preparing myself for an interaction when I am only given short notice. When my friends decide at the last possible second … Continue reading How to Become Exhausted in One Easy Step
I had my job interview today! I’m not sure how I feel about it. I got the feeling the staff were looking for someone with a bit more experience than what I have. The interview was really long for a part-time, entry level position… I’m not sure what I was expecting, but that was a … Continue reading Energy Drain
I’ve been applying to plenty of jobs at my local university and state college, and I’ve been consistently getting rejection emails… but I got a call yesterday from the hiring manager at the state college and they want to interview me this week! I’m pretty excited, it’s a part-time position working with both the Admissions … Continue reading Jack of All Trades
New graduate, new diagnosis, new hardships. I’m entering the workforce as an educated adult… during a pandemic. Normally I don’t have trouble seeing job postings, but lately the only positions open are those that are incredibly front-facing. I’ve made lists of attributes I like and don’t like about working, and being in the customer service … Continue reading Where2Work
At the end of March 2020, I was laid off from my student assistant job at my university due to COVID-19. It wasn’t too big of a deal, as my employment was set to expire at the beginning of May, when I completed undergrad and received my bachelor’s degree. I had been hunting for full-time … Continue reading Surprise! You’re Autistic!
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